Troops of “Operation Thunder Strike” kill several bandits in Kaduna forests


Troops from the Air Component of “Operation THUNDER STRIKE” have neutralized several bandits and disrupted their camps in the Kuduru and Kwaimbana Forest areas of Kaduna State.

In a statement, Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche, said the development was achieved through separate air strikes carried out on 2 and 3 September, 2020 on the heels of credible intelligence reports indicating that the 2 locations were being used as staging areas by the bandits.

He said the attack on the Kuduru Forest hideout was executed after aerial reconnaissance missions observed significant number of bandits around some compounds in a small settlement within the forest.

Accordingly, the Air Component dispatched Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunship to attack the location.

Enenche added that the attack aircraft took turns in strafing the target area, leading to the neutralization of several bandits as well as damage to their dwellings.

He said at the Kwaimbana Forest, where some bandits were seen along with many rustled cattle around some huts and makeshift structures, the NAF jets and helicopter gunship engaged the area in successive passes, taking out some of the bandits.

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